Sweetie the dumb One here is you.If the Latin females can come up with catchy beats that can rival the males, they'd be charting too. Reggeaton ain't the reason they ain't charting, they are simply not charting because of the kind of music they make.
You wouldn't know Latin music if it hit you in the head. You didn't even know Daddy Yankee was successful, so you can leave these conversations to your elders. You barely know Shakira's career and you're in a Shakira forum, so that should tell you everything.
@Red Hot Moon: not exactly, like Ronx mentioned, even Thalia and Paulina tried it with reggeaton songs and they didn't make it. Shakira has an easier time because she's global, but even so it's been hard for her too. The problem is that only new reggeaton acts are breaking in the scene, and veterans are struggling. Women were either pop acts or balladists so they're not getting much play lately, and the ones who normally would are getting older now. It's sad.